Listen to some modern worship music samples from the Genesis UMC Praise Team …

Thank You For Loving Me

This song represents a rock ballad style contemporary sound and is composed by the great worship leader & songwriter, Tommy Walker.  The imagery of being chosen and adopted through God’s love is a powerful one.

Today Is The Day

Songwriters Paul Baloche and Lincoln Brewster teamed up for this upbeat, rockin’ praise song.  It contains a “call and response” bridge which can be dynamic in the congregation hearing themselves sing.

This Is My Father's World

This song represents contemporized hymn style.  The classic “This Is My Father’s World” is given a 6/8 feel along with a 2 against 3 feel in the meody, making this a unique modern arrangement of an old hymn.


Sweeter is an urban style praise and worship song written by Israel Houghton and a part of the “Lakewood Live” collection.  Israel’s music has a chordal and rhythmic complexity to it and requires a skilled vocal and instrumental team.


This song demonstrates the ability to use acoustic worship in an effective way.  This song, written by Jared Anderson, was recorded using just a grand piano, bass, vocalist, and a cajon.  This style of worship is effective when you’re wanting an intimate worship environment where the congregation can hear themselves sing.